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Week of Undergraduate Excellence

Week of Undergraduate Excellence

The inaugural Week of Undergraduate Excellence will be a weeklong conference (May 1 – 5, 2017) with multiple events occurring each day to celebrate undergraduate excellence at Drexel. The week will include poster sessions, oral presentations, performances, and exhibits to showcase the many ways in which Drexel undergraduate students demonstrate their experiences, accomplishments, talents, and skills. The week will also include numerous workshops and professional development events to highlight resources and opportunities available to Drexel students here on campus. It is our hope that undergraduate students, faculty, the greater Drexel community, local residents, and visitors alike will each find events throughout the week that interest and inspire them to explore further.

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  • CSDN Capstone Presentation – LeeAnn Ellison

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    The Custom-Designed Major capstone project affords students the opportunity to undertake an intensive, individualized research or creative project under the guidance of their faculty mentor. These presentations demonstrate the culmination of the students’ time in the major and how they successfully synthesized knowledge, skills, and methods across the various disciplines from which they drew to create their majors.

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  • What’s the Buzz @ the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    3210 Cherry Street

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Stop by the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement’s Open House to explore how you can become more civically engaged during your time at Drexel. Meet fellow Drexel student who connect with the community in many different ways including through community-based learning courses, civic leadership opportunities, service immersions, and volunteerism. Fair-trade coffee and local Federal donuts will be served.

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  • Nerd Night @ Drexel U

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM

    Hagerty Library, Bookmark Café/Data Visualization Zone

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Nerd Night @ Drexel U is a quarterly event co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Undergraduate Research Leaders. Students from across the university give short, informal talks on interesting topics that range from why we should care about art to how your favorite candy is trying to kill you. Come for the presentations, and stay for the trivia, raffles, and food that come along with it!

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  • Graduate School - Is it Right for Me?

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    5:00 PM-7:00 PM

    Graduate Student Lounge, Main Building, Room 010A

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Are you curious about graduate studies? The Center for Scholar Development, Graduate Admissions, Graduate College and Graduate Student Association are here to fill you in on all things graduate school!

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  • Honorizzo: An Honors Style Quizzo Competition

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    4:30 PM-6:30 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Teams of 4-5 Honors students will compete in a Quizzo trivia game on a wide variety of topics (some typical, others very obscure) for the title of the Honorizzo champions. Limited to 12 teams and competition will be over two qualifying rounds and a final championship round. A prize will be given to the first and second place teams and there will be chances throughout the evening for drawings for audience prizes.

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  • The Dragon Fund - Student Managed Investment Fund

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    The Dragon Fund, managed by LeBow students in FIN 341 and FIN 342 is in its tenth year of operation. Originally funded by allocating $250,000 of the Drexel Endowment to the Dragon Fund, it has grown to nearly 2 million dollars through gains, as well as additional allocation of endowment funds as the Dragon Fund was able to show consistent success in its investment outcomes. Come hear students involved in the management of this fund discuss their strategies and the history of the fund.

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  • Dean's Tea - What is Excellence?

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM

    Pennoni Honors College Dean's Suite, 5016 MacAlister Hall

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    We have a tradition in the Honors College of holding lively, informal gatherings with the Dean in her office every month or so. Here is an opportunity for you to speak your mind without constraint and without stress in a comfortable, conversational environment. Bring your thoughts on the subject at hand — What is Excellence? — and be prepared to speak without self-consciousness.

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  • Oral Presentations 8

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for a session of oral presentations during the 2017 Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

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  • Oral Presentations 7

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    12:30 PM-1:30 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for a session of oral presentations during the 2017 Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

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  • Oral Presentations 6

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for a session of oral presentations during the 2017 Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

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  • CSDN Capstone Presentation – Tucker Collins

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Honors Seminar Room, 5051A MacAlister Hall

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    The Custom-Designed Major capstone project affords students the opportunity to undertake an intensive, individualized research or creative project under the guidance of their faculty mentor. These presentations demonstrate the culmination of the students’ time in the major and how they successfully synthesized knowledge, skills, and methods across the various disciplines from which they drew to create their majors.

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  • Poster Session

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 220

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us to hear from over 60 Drexel undergraduate students presenting their research, scholarship, and creative work in a poster session. The session allows for students to converse with their peers, faculty, staff and others from the Drexel community about the work they have completed.

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  • A Tale of Two Mayors: A Conversation on Philadelphia's Past, Present and Future

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Mitchell Auditorium

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Get exclusive access to an interview with two former Mayors of Philadelphia, Edward Rendell and Michael Nutter, led by Pennoni Honors College Dean Paula Marantz Cohen, Ph.D. As a live edition of The Drexel InterView series, the recorded conversation will focus on the past, present and future of Philadelphia including major redevelopment initiatives like Schuylkill Yards and the West Philadelphia Promise Zone. A Q&A with the audience will follow. A reception with light fare and drinks will take place before and after the interview.

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  • The Drexel Leeds Global Classroom (DLGC) Program's Intensive Course ABroad in London

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM

    Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 409

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    For three years, students from LeBow College of Business and Leeds University Business School (UK) have worked in a global classroom on various team-based projects, including exploring new products in two marketplaces, and running a virtual business. This spring, 30 students met in person in London for the Student Global Leadership Conference, and presented to peers from around the world on topics in global diversity, inclusion and leadership. Join the faculty (including from Leeds) and student representatives to hear about the experience and results of this unique global education.

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  • CSDN Capstone Presentation – Tristan Pantano

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    URBN Center, Studio A

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    The Custom-Designed Major capstone project affords students the opportunity to undertake an intensive, individualized research or creative project under the guidance of their faculty mentor. These presentations demonstrate the culmination of the students’ time in the major and how they successfully synthesized knowledge, skills, and methods across the various disciplines from which they drew to create their majors.

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  • Introduction to Fellowships Panel with Drexel Recipients

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students

    This student panel will bring together former fellowship recipients at the graduate and undergraduate levels to share their experiences applying for nationally-competitive, merit awards. The panel will focus on the various stages of applying for fellowships. These include motives for applying, working with the Fellowships Office on materials, personal development through self-reflection and parlaying a fellowship application into future opportunities. The intended audience is undergraduate students seeking to learn more about fellowships generally. Previous knowledge about fellowships is not required.

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  • CSDN Capstone Presentation – Micah Watanabe

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    The Custom-Designed Major capstone project affords students the opportunity to undertake an intensive, individualized research or creative project under the guidance of their faculty mentor. These presentations demonstrate the culmination of the students’ time in the major and how they successfully synthesized knowledge, skills, and methods across the various disciplines from which they drew to create their majors.

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  • A Conversation with SuperNova Seniors: A Look Back at Undergraduate Research

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Gerri C. Lebow Hall, Room 220

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for a panel conversation with four of our seniors in the SuperNova Undergraduate Research Fellows Program. These students have engaged in undergraduate research throughout their academic careers and will spend time talking with each other and the audience about how engagement in research has shaped them academically, professionally, and personally.

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  • Close School of Entrepreneurship: New Businesses Forum

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery & Lobby

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    The Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship is the cradle of entrepreneurship at Drexel University. Join us for a session highlighting the work of six companies currently participating in the Entrepreneurship Co-Op and incubating in the Baiada Institute.

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  • Performing Arts Showcase

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM

    URBN Annex Black Box Theater

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Examples of undergraduate student excellence in music, theatre, dance and technical theatre will be presented during this program. Presentations include live performances in each discipline along with a dance film and a special lighting design project.

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  • International Experiences Panel with Drexel Students

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Disque Hall, Room 109

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    This panel will bring together undergraduate students to share their experiences participating in international programs affiliated with the Fellowships Office, International Co-op, the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad. Attendees will gain firsthand insights about the benefits of international living. In addition, the panel will focus on available options for academic, personal and professional growth abroad, and how to work with the various international units at Drexel. The intended audience is undergraduate students seeking to learn more about international opportunities. Previous knowledge about fellowships is not required.

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  • Oral Presentations 5

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    1:30 PM-2:30 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for a session of oral presentations during the 2017 Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

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  • Oral Presentations 4

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    12:30 PM-1:30 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for a session of oral presentations during the 2017 Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

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  • Oral Presentations 3

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 220

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for the third session of oral presentations for the 2017 Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

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  • Oral Presentations 2

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 220

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for the second session of oral presentations for the 2017 Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

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  • CSDN Capstone Presentation - Mansoor Siddiqui

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    9:30 AM-10:30 AM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    The Custom-Designed Major capstone project affords students the opportunity to undertake an intensive, individualized research or creative project under the guidance of their faculty mentor. These presentations demonstrate the culmination of the students’ time in the major and how they successfully synthesized knowledge, skills, and methods across the various disciplines from which they drew to create their majors.

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  • Oral Presentations 1

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM

    Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 220

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for the first session of oral presentations for the 2017 Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

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  • Steinbright Career Development Center Dessert Reception

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM

    GHall 220

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    The Steinbright Career Development Center will celebrate Undergraduate Cooperative Education Excellence with a dessert reception to recognize the winners of the 2017 Co-op Photo contest.

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  • Velay Fellows Welcome Reception

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    4:30 PM-6:00 PM

    ExCITe Center, 3401 Market St.

    • Undergraduate Students

    We invite the 2016 Velay Fellows and newly selected 2017 Velay Fellows to join us for a welcome reception at the ExCITe Center during the Week of Undergraduate Excellence. The new cohort will have an opportunity to begin to get to know each other, as well the women from the previous cohort and the staff and faculty involved in the Velay program. **Please note: This event is invitation only.**

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  • Some STEAM Engines: Art in Science and Industry

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    4:00 PM-6:00 PM

    Paul Peck Alumni Center

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    This panel discussion will explore how art informs science, and how we can teach about it. Guest speakers include three generations of Drexel personnel (a current undergraduate, a graduate turned professor, and two current faculty members), who will discuss their specialized work with digital art media for education, science, and industry.

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  • Mid-term Study Jam

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Behrakis Grand Hall

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for a Mid-term Study Jam, hosted by the Learning Alliance. Meet with tutors, academic coaches, and other learning partners to ask questions, share strategies for academic success, and enjoy some refreshments as you prepare for and reflect on your mid-term exams and projects.

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  • Engineering Undergraduate Excellence

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Innovation Studio - 3101 Market St.

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Join us for an event in which engineering student societies present their activities in the Innovation Studio, Engineering's exciting integrated space for teaching and innovation.

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  • Fellowships 101

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    Disque Hall, Room 109

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Are you looking for opportunities to enhance your academic and professional development? Would you like to learn more about external grants and fellowships that can assist you? Come to a Fellowships 101 session to learn more!

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  • Water Symposium

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    9:45 AM-1:30 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    This series of panels, sponsored by the Pennoni Honors College Symposium, will feature undergraduate student research that explores water through the lenses of natural and human-centered design. The final roundtable session will feature both students and faculty discussing the hybridity of water, that is, the ways in which water is simultaneously both a natural entity and the subject of human intervention.

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  • Presenting Your Poster: Practice Session

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Have your poster ready, but not sure what to say about it? Want to practice before your poster session? In this session, practice your elevator speech on your work and your poster one on one with your peers.

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  • Drop-In Poster Feedback

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    3:00 PM-7:00 PM

    Hagerty Library, Bookmark Café/Data Visualization Zone

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Bring a digital file of your poster on a flash drive or a laptop and get feedback from the Office of Undergraduate Research, your peers, and librarians. Use the library’s Data Visualization Zone to see your poster in a larger format. Each poster will take 20-30 minutes to review, attendees are not expected to be present for the entire length of the workshop.

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  • Presenting Your Poster

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Have you presented a poster before? Not sure what you should say about your work? Learn best practices for presenting a poster or a presentation of your own work in anticipation of the Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

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  • Designing with Data

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Hagerty Library, Room L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Do you have data that you want to present on a poster? Looking for interesting ways to present your data? In this session learn how to develop meaningful ways to communicate your work through graphs, charts, and visual representations.

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  • Poster Design: The Basics

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Hagerty Library, L33

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students

    Have you made an academic poster before? Not sure how to do it? We’re here to help! Learn the basics to put together a great poster. We will cover programs to help you create your poster and best practices to consider when getting started.

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